LAMMA is the UK’s largest agricultural trade show, where over 850 exhibitors will host the most extensive array of farm machinery, equipment, and services to be found in one location anywhere in the UK.
Marie Prebble runs a 93ha (230-acre) Ministry of Defence-tenanted farm with her parents, David and Diane, near Dover. Largely permanent pasture in Higher Level Stewardship, the farm is home to 400 breeding Romneys which Marie puts to high index Lleyn rams.
Hindering a future UK/US agriculture Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is a ‘lack of coordination and resources’, according to Daniella Taveau, global regulatory and trade strategist with Washington DC international law firm, King and Spalding.
Ben Shoreman, 20, has just completed an agriculture degree at Scotland’s Rural University College (SRUC) Ayr Campus, with plans to head to New Zealand to further his understanding of the farming industry. He is also a member of Stranraer and Rhins YFC and works for a local contractor.
It seems like only yesterday the industry was counting the cost of the unseasonal start to spring, with ground deluged following incessant rain and thousands of sheep lost to snow drifts several feet high.
Cereals has been and gone; it was good to catch up with lots of people and it was interesting that I was asked more about my garden and the house move than sugar beet or potatoes. But as one of my colleagues is always telling me, my writing is more like an episode of The Archers than a technical column so maybe it is to be expected.